Time has been flying by lately and I thought I might share a couple of “first” for the brief this week.
1. First Sermon at Pilgrims: Yes, our time of being committed to language without preaching is over and last week I preached my first sermon at Pilgrims. It went well and it seems that the students were very ready to hear me preach and very ready for a consistent preacher. I am excited about preaching and hopefully I will continue to be as I will be doing quite a bit of it in the near future.
2. First “Second” Anniversary in Ukraine. Yes, May 19th was our Anniversary. We celebrated by taking the day off, having a nice lunch, and relaxing! It was wonderful.
3. First Collegiate Basketball Championship! Yes, you heard that correctly. My team, at Ivan Franco University on Wednesday, May 20th, defeated the Physical Institute, to win the Collegiate Regional Championship! Although I did not play quite as well as I did the last game, I still am proud of my performance. I did not do so well in the foul department and had three fouls early but I had to guard a guy who was easily a foot and a half taller than me the whole game. This was also my first game against a professional team, as these guys get paid and are actually in the lower of the two Ukrainian professional leagues. I am pretty sure our season is over, but we may keep playing because I am not exactly sure how things work here. Whatever the case is, it has been a wonderful experience. Thank you Jesus.
4. And finally, first Ukrainian snake. Caught it in a small wood tract where tons of people go and make sish-kabobs! Wish I knew what kind it was.